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Author Topic: SWL is Currently useful to many!  (Read 42193 times)
RENTON481
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2014, 07:45:45 AM »

Spain's still on the air, for now. Maybe like with the Voice Of Greece it would be bad internal politics to shut it down right now.

SW definitely is not what it used to be but there are still plenty of stations to listen to if you have good propagation, even on just a good portable -- although most of the broadcasts on SW are in other languages than English, which I personally find a bit more interesting.

Like others mentioned here, I wonder why there aren't more SW broadcasts from the Muslim world to the US. Some of those countries have the extra capital available to finance SW broadcast operations.

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KE6WNH
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2014, 08:40:05 PM »

KJ6ZOL nailed it.

SW transmitters can still be an economical option for poor countries which can't afford a new state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure (particularly if much of the population is rural).
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